- String (Thai pop)
Infobox Music genre
name=String (Thai pop)
Rhythm and Blues Surf rock
film scores Country and Western garage rock rockabilly
bass guitar, drum machine, synthesizer, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
popularity= Early 1960's through present
derivatives= Broad term for all popular music based on American R&B etc, though some British and American
psychedelic rockacts drew on indigenous musical forms as well as rock'n'roll.
Thai rock- Thai hip hop- Wong shadow- pleng phua cheewit(songs for life)
String is a genre of Thai music roughly equivalent to western pop. Its origins lie in American R&B,
surf rockartists like The Venturesand Dick Dale, Exotica, rockabillyand country and westernbrought over by American and Australian Soldiers serving in Vietnamin the late 1950s and early 60's when on R&R. It also drew heavily on British invasion rock'n'roll, garage rockand Hollywood film soundtracks as well.
However, the term is extremely broad, covering rock,
dance music, rap and western-influenced popular music in general. It normally excludes the folk rock pleng phua cheewit(songs for life). Prominent string artists include:
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